Mission: We serve the Austin area community of veterans with combat related disabilities and their families by funding the cost of gym memberships for three months to promote and alternative, healthy method of coping with the symptoms of PTSD and other combat stress disorders
Results: 501c3 was approved Oct 15th. Currently we have our first vet with a gym membership to Pure Austin Fitness. My goal is to service 1,000 people in a year. This is a very high goal which will require a lot of funding. As a Vet myself I understand how hard the first 5 years being out of the military are. With suicide rates amongst veterans at an alarming rate, you can understand my need to service my brothers and sisters in arms. Thank you
Target demographics: The Veterans in our local community of Austin Tx and eventually America.
Geographic areas served: Austin Tx rasing money to fund gym memberships for up to 3 months each of their first 5 years out of the military for veterans and their spoucese who have transitioned out from the military and in to our local communities.
Programs: We fund gym memberships and connect the veteran community with each other by supporting simular veteran non profits and particpating in team organized runs. We look forward to training individuals on peer to peer counseling in the future.
Make a vet sweat is such an amazing concept that really shows there are many ways to cope with mental health issues. Our veterans need as many resources and options and this organization is providing them with that alternative method.
This organization is founded by soldiers and dedicated to helping those suffering from PTSD. its countless efforts to raise awareness and get those that are suffering the necessary assistance is remarkable.
This is a great cause and an amazing organization. Justin who started this non profit is the most passionate and motivated person I've ever met! He has started a movement that will change lives. Anyone who can should support "make a vet sweat" to help the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom !!
As the first person enrolled in the Make A Vet Sweat program, this has drastically improved my life. I feel like I'm back to being my normal self and my life is back on track. Justin is a great man with great vision.